Visitor Guide

Welcome to our visitor guide. Here you'll find some helpful links that we've listed below detailing a range of things to do, tourist attractions and events taking place in Devon.

30th September


An 18th-century house in Exeter, contains a collection of 18th to 20th-century costumes as well as a Victorian laundry. Check out what fashion was like in the olden days and be grateful that corsets are no longer everyday attire!

30th September

A La Ronde

Completed around 1796 on the orders of the Parminter sisters, this quirky 16-sided house is crammed with mementoes of their Grand Tour through Europe. Don't miss the feather frieze and the hands-on activities, including dressing up in period costume.

30th September

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Arlington Court is a Regency house packed with beautiful furniture. The National Trust Carriage Museum in the stable block contains one of the UK's best collections of 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles. Travel in style by taking a carriage-ride around the grounds

4th November

Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival

The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival brings the town to life with a spectacular parade of illuminated floats, live bands, street entertainment and "squibbing". Unique to Bridgewater, this is the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (squibs) on Bridgwater High Street.

Things to do in the Area

Barle Valley Safaris

Founded in 1998 by Alison Simms and Duncan Waller with one Land Rover operating from Dulverton. Entering its eighth season the firm now has two Land Rovers based on Dulverton, Dunster and Minehead and carries 2,500 passengers a year to explore the Exmoor National Park. Our spacious 110 Land Rovers take leisurely trails of discovery through steeply wooded valleys, by clear rushing rivers and over the dramatic windswept moors.

Bicton Botanical Gardens

These wonderful historic Grade One listed gardens have been conferred with the highest conservation status by English Heritage. Originally laid out by Henry, the first Baron Rolle nearly 300 years ago, the gardens are today owned and run by Simon and Valerie Lister who are dedicated to conserving their beauty for you to enjoy.

Crealy Great Adventure Park

An unforgettable day packed with magic, fun and adventure, with Tidal Wave log flume, El Pastil Loco Coaster, Queen Bess pirate ship, Techno Race Karts, Victorian carousel and huge all weather play areas. Visit the Animal Realm to ride, feed and cuddle Devon's friendliest animals. Relax and unwind on the Prairie Train tour around the Dragonfly Lake. Crealy's Sir Walt's Restaurant and catering outlets offer delicious Westcountry food and drinks.

Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies

This fantastic butterfly farm and otter sanctuary is situated just outside the southern border of Dartmoor National Park between Exeter and Plymouth. It offers a fantastic experience and real treat for butterfly and otter fans, lovers of nature and wildlife alike. There is an abundance of things to do and see…spend a morning with the keeper and gain an exclusive insight into the secret world of the otter and the work of the sanctuary, or see the many different species of butterflies and learn about their lifecycle and habitats they live in.

Knightshayes Court

A National Trust property and a fine Victorian country house with richly decorated Gothic and Romantic interiors by the eccentric designer William Burges. There are celebrated formal gardens containing rare shrubs and specimen trees, lily pools, floral borders and amusing topiary. The newly-restored walled Victorian garden is a particularly fine example. 

Powderham Castle

The attraction with the wow factor! The castle is the family home of the Earl of Devon for over 600 years with mesmerising views of the beautiful Exe Estuary. See the stunning state rooms, feel the hairs stand up on the back of your neck on the haunted landing and find the secret doors plus see the fallow deer in park land. Meet the friendly pets in the secret garden and be king or queen of your own castle in our adventure play area, Courtenay Fort and much more.

RHS Gardens Rosemoor

The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Rosemoor is situated in the delightful setting of the Torridge Valley, nestled within extensive surrounding woodlands. After twelve years of development all of the projects envisaged in the original garden masterplan for Rosemoor are now complete.

The Eden Project

Based in Cornwall, England. The Eden Project takes a fresh look at our world and our place in it, explores positive futures and shows what can be achieved when people work together. Only 90 minutes' drive from Best Western Tiverton Hotel.

Woodlands Leisure Park

60 acres of rides and action offering a full day of fun for all the family. It has three Watercoasters, Toboggan Run and Arctic Gliders, plus 14 play zones and an ocean of undercover play.